Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saturday night painting....

I got home this afternoon.  I've been painting some 15mm SYW Reichsarmee imperial dragoons.  This is the first painting I've done in a week.  I've missed it.  I'll get back to more painting in the coming days.

Between my father's death and funeral arrangements, I did the following:

1)  Write a 28mm TS&TF variant for the Spanish-American War of 1898.

2)  Read a couple more chapters of Unbreakable:  The Chronicles of Promise Paen.

3)  Sell off excess 28mm figures because of an impending move in the near future.

4)  Deal with a friend the 28mm figures he wanted sell off.

Yellow Journalism:  The Spanish-American War, 1898 is another The Sword and The Flame variant for the Cuban theater.  I asked about possible 28mm rules for Span-Am War and got mixed replies.  So I joggled the minds of the local wargaming experts on the subject and then modified my own TS&TF variants for the American, Cuban, and Spanish armies.  I admit my ignorance on the conflict.  But my rule variants need to be play tested and looked at by others before I upload it to TS&TF Yahoo Users Group....

I looked forward to reading Unbreakable.  It's military sci-fi about a woman space marine by a new author named Bauer.  Fate intervened every time I went to read it .  I can read only get a chapter or two at a time.  So I've had this book for over a month and only have 76 pages read so far...

I got rid of my 28mm ECW, 28mm Trojan War, and 28mm Modern Afghanistan.  I'll be moving to a new place in three months.  I'll have less space to store my figures.  I've accumulated too many figures.  I had to cut back for the sake of space.  I made a list of what I wanted to keep.  It came down to my 28mm Samurai, 28mm Koreans, 28mm Mongols, 28mm 1882 British, 25mm 1890s British, 28mm Colonial Germans, 28mm Colonial Belgians, 28mm 1882 Egyptians, 28mm Mahdist Ansar, 28mm 1880s Boers, 28mm Zulus, 28mm Congolese natives, 28mm Congo Arabs, 28mm Masai, 28mm Viet Cong, 28mm ARNV, 28mm Vietnam USMC, 30mm Warmachine, 30mm WH40K, and 15mm SYW.  I probably still have too much...  

A local friend is liquidating part of his wargaming collection.  He had some 28mm OG Spanish-American War Americans for sale.  I looked at what he had for sale in 28mm and contacted him.  I then got motivated to write a 28mm Spanish-American War rules variant for TS&TF.  Looks like I'll eventually get around to painting 28mm Span-Am armies.  After I get done with my 15mm SYW Reichsarmee, 15mm SYW Saxons, 18mm SYW Swedes, 18mm SYW Prussians, 30mm Warmachine Steelhead Company Mercenaries, 30mm Warmachine Rhulic Mercenary army, 28mm Mahdist Ansar, 28mm Colonial Germans, 28mm Masai, 28mm Viet Cong, 28mm ARVN, and 28mm Vietnam US Marines...

Ugh!  

1 comment:

  1. Blake anychance you might share the rules variant?

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